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Sep 19, 2010 11:00am EDT
pills. have psycho pharmaceuticals turned us into a zombie nation? or should we just go with the flow and embrace the brave new world of mood control? we'll ask new york magazine journalist ariel levy and washington psychiatrist dr. brian doyle. >> a.d.m. the nature of what's to come. >> welcome. ariel levy, you authored a cover story for "new york magazine" which we see here "what are you on?" and you described new york today to -- you say sound the alarm, there is a new drug epidemic in town and most of the city wants in on it. in certain circles of new york, it is regular table conversation. we have entered the golden age of self-medication. drugs have become like hair products or cosmetics. this is brain styling, not mind altering, and you have a serious point to make there, but what is the extent of what you see going on in new york? >> well, i mean, i think new york is the same town that brought you woody allen and brought you everybody having a psychiatrist. there not a great deal of stigma to being neurotic in new york. it is accepted to the point of maybe being desirable in c
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Sep 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. ♪ >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. it's good to have you with us. another historic event for pope benedict the 16th this week. his four-day visit to the yinged kingdom. king henry viii broke ties with the roman catholic church almost 500 years ago. as kim reports, benedict's trip has not been without controversy. >> pope benedict went to the uk at the invitation of queen elizabeth ii, the official head of england. the only was john pall ii in 1982. he was greeted with an outpouring of affection. pope benedict has faced outright protests. one major issue is outrage over the clergy sex abuse crisis still swirling over many parts of europe. at the beginning of the trip, benedict admitted the church was not quick and decisive to take the necessary measures to combat the crisis. another is between roman catholics and the anglo-american community. last october the vatican made it easier for disaffected anglocans to become catholic. a highlight is the trip is the -- but perhaps the biggest challenge has been making the case for faith and a nation known for growing secularism. throughout the trip bene
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
as i said earlier, so therefore they're already important for us. because many conflicts are around us. so therefore our attempt, our word and our insistence to contribute to the solution of the problems is appreciated. >> couric: and the prime minister of the palestinian authority, salam fayyad. >> it's one that's based definitely on dealing violence out of the equation for sure. that's our interest. that's how we defined it. from our point of view. it happens to be consistent with obligations that we took on the road map and going back to 1993. it's in our best interest, we're not doing no one else a favor but ourselves when we subscribe to nonviolence. as a really key component to what we have to do to get to freedom. >> couric: a program note: our interview with the c.e.o. of google, eric schmidt, will be seen at a later date. tonight, the president of turkey and the prime minister of the palestinian authority when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: abdullah gul is here, he's the president of
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Sep 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
using chemical signals called neurotransmitters. the this circuit helps us to repeat the behaviors that make us happy while avoiding those that make us miserable. but as any adult knows, pleasure is not always good for you. tonight we'll also explore particularly dangerous forms of pleasure-seeking, addiction. long considered to be a moral weakness, addiction is now understood to be a biological disease. finally, we will explore the role that emotions play in decision-making and social interaction. next month, in part two of the emotional brain, we will turn our focus to negative emotions such as fear and anxiety. joining us tonight, a group of scientists who have devoted their lives to understanding the emotional brain. daniel salzman, he studies how the brain assigns an emotional value to the information that it receives from the five senses. he is an assistant professor of sky tri and neuroscience at columbia university. wolfram schultz. he studies how the brain's reward systems affect decision-making and learning. he is a professor of neuroscience at cambridge university and a
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
global affairs" in july 2010, sort of outlining how you saw sort of the new world order, to use a high faluting word. tell me what forces are at work and how does russia adjust to them? >> well, certainly i believe we would all agree that the world is changing. it's not only globalizing but becoming more and more competitive. new centers of economic power, financial power appear and certainly with economic and financial might comes political influence. and that's what we call multipolarity in progress and that certainly must be taken into account by all series foreign policy planners. the united states, i think, under the obama administration understands much better need to build coalition which was already evident during the bush administration time, but the obama foreign policy said very clearly that it must be multilateral i it must take into account the existence of problems with which the united states with all of its assets. >> rose: does that offer opportunities for the united states and russia to cooperate in ways that it has not before? >> i think it does. and not only fo
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Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
properly the brain performs sophisticated tasks smoothly and easily. it allows us to move and to speak and to interact with our surroundings, requiring only minimal amount of effort. but when the brain is damaged, its true complex sit revealed. our subject this evening is the neurological disorders. these include parkinson's disease. stroke. huntington's disease and spinal chord injury. these conditions have taught us more about our brain than any other kind of brain disease. through parkinson's we have learned about movement. through stroke we have learned about speech. and through spinal cord injuries we have learned how thoughts give rise to actions. neurological diseases have been a topic of research for sent yees but-- century bus only recently have we developed effective treatments. this evening we will meet a group of scientists who have developed ways to repair or bypass the disordered brain. john done o hew. his work allowed paralyzed patients to move and communicate using only their thoughts and a machine called a brain computer interface. he is a professor at brown uni
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Sep 12, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. first, there is a bogyman around washington. european style socialism, and it is coming to get us. there are a lot of people who say you want european-style socialism, which causes me to wonder and tremble -- it is it going to be like england? germany? france? the most insidious thing is to build europe's government system and to some big threat to the united states. 27 nations in the european union alone is like any other part of the world. some things are better than others, some work better than others. some things are a threat to the way we do things here if we were to adopt them, and there is not much chance of that. they would feel the way we do things a threat to the way they do things. the differences -- rather than being in a bunker worrying about the dreadful socialism coming across the atlantic, we should really just look and see what works better and incorporate it. we always have done, even the language we speak here, coming from over there. actually, two languages spoken here come from over there. let's take a look at other countries, let's see what works, and improv
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Sep 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
convince people of its merit. >> i would like to get back to the word that phil used which is charisma and obama's charisma. that seems to me is what a lot of these tea party candidates have. that have this charismatic way about them. 'donnell, really very perky. >> let's explain. >> choose from delaware. she won the republican primary. very perky, very personable. a lot of the things that attract people to sarah palin are attracted to christine o'donnell in that way could you have ren paul has charisma of his own in kentucky. he is very plain-spoken. he's very sort of forthright. he seems very genuine to people. that is very charismatic. that is something that i think democrats are going to have to look at. they talk about the energy. >> people feel they want somebody on a horse riding up to the west to the south in the >> exactly. these people seem to be on a horse. the horse the what the right is what they feel is a horse against the president's social democratic policies. they do not like them. they do not want them. the democrats have to point out why these social democra
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Sep 26, 2010 6:30pm EDT
cost us too much of our money, so often, too much borrowed money. but where to cut it and what are the irrelevant programs? that gets to be a lot more difficult. all i can think of is little things that we expect the federal government is doing something about, and then we are shocked when we find out that they are not doing something about it. we expected, for example, in the gulf of mexico, that the government had amazing undersea capacity to shot that well down itself. it does not -- to shut the well down itself. does not. the snake and in the houston rivers and other asian imports, we expect the government to do something about it. likewise, we expect to do something about the cavendish banana that we have eaten all our allies. it is actually a clone. -- all our lives here it is actually a clone. it happened months ago with another banana which is long away. but we think we always have bananas -- the bees are stressed and dying, we hope that the government is studying it. bats are dying, and we hope the government is studying it. these are not trivial. any large disappearance o
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Sep 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
stoning. ayaan hirsi ali wrote a book about why she left islam. >> i would never use the expression anti-islamic sentiment. i think it's more precise to distinguish between political islam on the one hand and religious islam and spiritual islam. and i have seen, yes, a growing knowledge on political islam, a growing interest in political islam, and a growing condemnation of political islam by more and more americans. i find both american men and women audiences that i speak condemn practices in the name of islam against women, the forced veiling of women, forced marriages of women, the guardian principle. there have been some eye-catching stories, for instance the 18-year old yemeni girl who was married off to an 80-year old man and who managed to escape that. so there is condemnation of these practices and there is condemnation of honor killings, condemnation of female genital mutilation. that is not a command in the koran, but in some obscure hadith, but practiced widely in muslim countries and among muslim immigrants to the u.s. >> so, does the thing that ms. a alreadyi mention d
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00pm EDT
encourage and celebrate the explorer in all of us. >> and now "bbc newsnight." >> will he be judged in how he deals with [unintelligible] he was a child molester and drug addict and a leading figure in the catholic church. why was a vatican investigation halted? whoyman's guide to the man the theory that makes guide any relevance. >> i answer questions about life and everything. >> we explore the cultural legacy of the most talked-about bed. >> is that a hot water bottle or are you pleased to see me? the waterbed, is it the betting choice for the future? -- bedding choice? >> next week's visit to great britain by the pope is historic and highly controversial. he ran the vatican department charged with investigating miscreant priests. defenders say he was thwarted in major cases by another influential cardinal and his predecessor. peter marshall reports on inquiries into the most serious of these cases. >> what is truth? truitt sets you free. god is truth. -- trysta sets you free. sexual abuse in the church has been hidden for many years. what has been the role of joseph? first as cardi
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Sep 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
touches these third rails, the other side will use it as a political weapon against you so don't dare try. we have to get off, if we court start tackling the fiscal problem, it will tack ale lot. what i do the point i'm trying to make is we do this now and get our prosperity agenda. what i mean when i say this is my plan says nothing changes for anybody 35 and above. -- 55 and above, so if you are 10 years away from retiring we can guarantee your benefit, if you are 54 and below you know the programs won't be the samement you know that the social insurance safety net system we have is imploding. we need to reform it to fix it. i use a few values and principals on how i fix those things am i go kif-- i can give you details if you like. the point i make is do it now, preema debt crisis, if he kick the can down the road it will be austerity to everybody. tax increases to current workers that is the pain plan we should avoid that. >> rose: i meant by dismantle, just dismantle in the traditional way that it works. in other words, you can use the word change. >> words matter because it is s
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
us. as the country observes the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks, there's been an extraordinary national conversation about the challenges of religious diversity and the boundaries of tolerance. there were protests and condemnations from around the world over a small independent florida church's threatened plan to burn the koran. secretary of state hillary clinton called the plan disrespectful and disgraceful. and general david petraeus, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we remain one nation. >> this w
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Sep 12, 2010 11:00am EDT
urology. >> you're a member of us too, too, correct. >> yes. >> what does that support group do? >> it's to help the men diagnosed with prostate cancer, us too is made up of prostate cancer survivors in total. >> you mean the psychological conditions that occur after surgery or after treatment or even acknowledge that you have prostate cancer? >> what we do primarily is offer counseling to men diagnosed with it, our case studies if you will, tell them about our situation, what we had. and primarily try to explain to them the various options that they have open for them. we have a very close association with urologists throughout all of our chapters. my own case, for example, i have the chapter and the urology clinic sponsors us at andrews air force base. >> uh-huh. >> they will tell a newly diagnosed patient a group in tandem a list of counselors of men who are survivors and recommend to them they contact one of us and talk to them. >> how withdrawed when you discovered you had prostate cancer. >> 62. >> how long before it took before you you underwent the total removal of the p
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Sep 29, 2010 8:30am EDT
difference, you help us all a better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. nationwide insurance is on your side. >> and by contributions from their pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: geoffrey canada is the ceo of the harlem tilden's zone. he is at the center of a wonderful new project from davis guggenheim called "waiting for superman." the film is a look at the state of public education in this country. >> one of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me superman did not exist. i was a comic book readers. i read comic books. i love them. even in the death of the ghetto, you just thought -- in the depths of again, you just thought he would show up and he saves all the good people. maybe i was in the fourth grade. my mom said, superman is not real. what do you mean he is not? no, he is not real. she thought i was crying because i thought santa claus was not real. i cried because no one was coming with enough power to save us. kids look at the world and the make certain predictions based on the evidence they are receiving from their peers, from their
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Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
must rest assured that these sanctions have been a blessing in disguise because it has forced us to double of rate of our productivity and have no doubt that inherent in our spirit the more enemies we have, the more united and hard we work. >> rose: mahmoud ahmadinejad for the hour. next. >> rose: mahmoud ahmadinejad, the president of iran, is back in new york city. the rituals of his yearly visit are now familiar. he speaks to members of the press, he holds breakfast meetings and a lot of other meetings at the united nations. he address it is u.n. general assembly. his strip often accompanied by developing events. this year was the release of american hiker sarah shourd while two other hikers-- shane bauer and joshua fatale-- remain in an iranian jail accused of espionage. iran has been sanctioned four times by the security council for its failure to comply with the u.n. nuclear investigative agency the i.a.e.a. the obama administration, europe japan and even some arab nations have followed with some additional sanctions. some are very clear that a military strike should remain on
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
conversation with james elmore. he is out with the new memoir. we are glad to have joined us. join us for a ethan bronner air and james l. roy, coming up. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: u.s. special envoy george mitchell is on an emergency mission to rescue the latest efforts for peace in the region. i am joined from jerusalem by ethan bronner. thanks for your time, a bit too heavy on the program tonight, sir pitt >> is a pleasure to be here. tavis: let me start with the obvious, the thing that has raised this level of concern so high tonight on the scale. israel, on sunday, allowed the moratorium on jewish settlem
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
tonight, stephanie d'alessandro and john elderfield take us on a tour of a new matisse exhibit at the museum of modern art. >> it's a period when matisse really seemed to have very intently stopped the kind of work he was doing before and began searching for something and we can chart him through the evolution of "bathers by a river" in fact and then i think through "the exhibition" trying different modes of painting. bringing together different styles, avant-garde styles of the time, ways of making the surface of works very different and reworked. and we watch him not sure where he's going but excited about the possibility of a new kind of art for himself and we feel that for matisse that was a kind of radical invention. he said about "bathers by a river" and "moroccans" that they were two of the most pivotal works of his career. i think it's important he used the word "pivotal" and not "important." it suggests there was a change that those works brought about in his career and i think that's part of what that radical invention is about. >> i think this was someone who had regula
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
earth. his son was just made a four- star general, that much we know. anything else that you can tell us about this young man? >> we know very little about him at all. he attended an international school in switzerland, classmates say that he was a fan of the american nba basketball league. other than that we know very little. he is thought to be around 27 years old. perhaps not the most impressive person to take over the running of one of the bombers -- one of the world's most authoritarian countries. >> how are people reacting in south korea? of >> huge reaction. north korea is one of the world's most totalitarian governments. people are used to predicting its demise. here for the first time in a long time we potentially have a sense of the moment that change, a subtle shift. it might not look like a coronation, but definitely a sense that something is going on and people are very interested. >> thank you, john. joining the in the studios is john hamm, international studio analyst. there is no question that something important is happening. >> definitely. it is clear that this is the f
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Sep 15, 2010 6:30pm EDT
whole day. that is clearly, obviously, not enough. her husband works with us almost like these in the nearby village. the united nations food and agricultural organization is trying to help herder's. >> the crisis has brought affected production, but it has also affected the status of the animals, and these animals are the livelihood of these herder's. without these, they will be destitute, so that is why we need to save these animals. fao has been distributing animal feed to save these animals. >> of the harvests have improved somewhat this year, niger still faces a catastrophic hundred prices -- hunger crisis because the poor are so much norrish they simply cannot afford enough food to get strong again. this is a government-run from center that deals with children suffering from acute malnutrition. this mother has just brought her baby in to be assessed. this is the mother's third child. she is one year old. she will be admitted for attention, but the doctor said it is difficult to have to decide is accepted for treatment. >> there are places that have had to make choices betwee
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
improving customer choice, improving convenience, ease of use, and developing that personal relationship with customers >>with handheld media devices being the "must have" gadget this season, is the e-book market about to turn a new page? >>we started with e-readers about two years and a half ago; we started with only five products...andnow we have 25 so we have a lot more choices for the customer. >> abirached: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insightinto the global business trends shaping our lives. multi-ethnic malaysia is often regarded as a model of racial harmony. but living in relative harmony is a lot different than enjoying national unity. that's something the country's prime minister is trying to bring about with his policy dubbed 1malaysia -- something he sees as vital not only to the country's social cohesion but also to its economic future. >>reporter: malaysia day. it marks the date in 1963 when the states of sarawak and sabah on the island of borneo joined with malaya to form the federation of malaysia. >>reporter: it was made a
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Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
day. the best, or nothing. that is what drives us. >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg. a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. ♪ captioning sponsored by rose communications >> from london, a special edition of "charlie rose." >> charlie: lord peter mandelson is here. he's a member of britain's how was lords, former cabinet minister under prime ministers tony blair and gordon brown, a key architect of the labour campaign that helped his party rise to power in 1997. he served as secretary of state for trade and industry, secretary of state for northern ireland and secretary of state for business. he has now written a book about those years of public service. it is called "the third man, life at the heart of new labour," i am pleased to have peter mandelson back on this program. welcome. >> nice to be back. >> charlie: let me get to some of the controversy first. that tony blair is not happy that your book is coming out as it did, because -- and that somehow it's created a little tension between the two of you. >> no tensio
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Sep 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
. and you can find out by using your imagination. and for an appelate judge that's important. because when you're in that room, as you are, and writing and reading, what you are goinging to write is going to affect other people. so it's very important to have the imagination to try to understand how your opinions and your decisions will affect the lives of others. >> rose: why are things that you read like literature important to a judge? >> i told a group of undergraduates here in new york a few weeks ago when i was asked that question. and i said it's like knowing a foreign language or reading a novel. we only have one life. and we only really know our own. but by reading novels and by reading what other people have written about life, and about different ways of living, you can lead more lives than your own. and you can understand how people could have lived a quite different life. and that's a wonderful privilege to be able to do that as well as i think a necessity for someone whose's goinging to affect the lives of other people. >> rose: does it help you understand the l
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Sep 30, 2010 9:00am EDT
us. >> rose: china and mongolia next. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: tung chee hwa is here. he is the chairman of the china united states exchange foundation. it aims to build greater understanding between the world's two largest economies. he is the former chief executive of hong kong, he has a long, close tie with the chinese leadership. he is currently vice chairman of the national committee of the chinese people's political consultant conference, the mainland's top political advisory body. i am very pleased to have him back on this program. welcome. >> thank you, i'm very happy to be back. >> rose: th
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
us. >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg. a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. ♪ >> from our studios in new york city, this is "charlie rose." ♪ >> charlie: sebastian pinera was elected president of chile in january with a mandate to create jobs and bolster the economy. he is chile's third richest citizen. 13 days before he took office, his country suffered one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. he dubbed himself the reconstruction president and made earthquake recovery his top priority. he is here in new york for the united nations general assembly. i am very pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. first of all, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> charlie: tell me about the earthquake and how you approached that. >> it was the fifth worst earthquake in the known history of mankind, and it s devastating. it was 10 days before we took office, and it really cost us first of all more than 500 lives. there are a lot of people missing still now. in terms of destruction, it was devast
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Sep 5, 2010 10:00am EDT
us where the pet food scandals, the melamine scandals certainly generated very, very high attention in the press and in the media. >>reporter: the reality of the "made in china" curse isn't lost on aigo, a popular maker of usb memory sticks, mp6 players and digital cameras. as an olympics and formula one sponsor, aigo enjoys a high profile in mainland china. but its chairman accepts that to be credible, globally, the bar for chinese companies is high, and so, until aigo has a strong overseas service network, he's holding-off on expanding abroad. >>feng: many, many companies want to sell products fast, but no service! it's a disaster for brands. because only if you have good service, you can give satisfaction to the consumer. so we need a partner. >>reporter: chinese exporters like white goods maker haier and beer maker tsingtao are strongly focused on service and brand awareness. that's why they're on the short list at foreigners might recognise. other players have raised their profiles by making big ticket acquisitions - like lenovo which bought ibm's think pad and now geely which
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Sep 6, 2010 6:30pm EDT
asking the government to help us. >> but the numbers are overwhelming. at last count, 18.6 million people have been affected, and losses could exceed 28 billion pounds. the government has promised initial payment of 120 pounds. the 13-year-old wants to be a doctor. she and all these children are living in classrooms next door. they and their families will be homeless again soon when school starts. >> let's round of some other main news. he said he made a mistake in accusing syria of assassinating his father. he was killed in 2005. he describes his words as a political accusation made too quickly. syria has always denied involvement. rescue teams have resumed their search for survivors of mud slide. authorities say 44 people have died. thousands more are at risk of flooding and landslides. south african trade unions have suspended their strike. more than 1 million civil servants will see the pay rise. union members say they will consider the latest offer. the spanish government has dismissed a cease-fire as insufficient after it said it will halt its violent campaign. the interior minister
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Sep 28, 2010 9:00am EDT
health care reform. it allows us to move forward and get things done on energy and what we want most is... help our economy to start to thrive and grow and innovate again. >> rose: we conclude this evening with laird hamilton, the extraordinary surfer, and susan casey, the author of a book called "the wave: in pursuit of the rogues, freaks, and giants of the ocean." >> the planet is mostly ocean and life comes from the ocean. and so one of the things i really aim to do with my writing is to take people into these places and show them the incredible majesty and in some cases the fear and in some cases the wackiness. but there's, like, a parallel universe. and it's in our world that we live in. how often do we see it. >> and if you part patriot, then you'll appreciate, then you'll revere. so all of those things i think are so critical in what needs to happen for the ocean. we need these books, we need these waves, we need people to be in awe of them maybe at first, to participate in activities and then ultimately be pro active in trying to protect the ocean. >> rose: melody barnes, lai
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
using new technology to maximise efficiency and help lift people out of poverty. >>reporter: michel bougma is a farmer in the village of tiibin in burkina faso. >>life is hard here. the soil is deteriorating due to the high heat and wind. and climate change is resulting in shorter season cycles. food shortages abound. >>bonkoungou: challenge in my village, this village and around this village is the poverty of the soil. so yield is decreasing, so we have to make everything we can to make some more productive and this is why we research to find solutions to make more productivity for our people. >>reporter: and that's what's happening at inera, the institute for agricultural and environmental research in burkina faso. >>it has access to agora, the research 4 life programme supported by the food & agriculture organization... allowing free online access to high-quality, timely and relevant scientific journals, books and databases. >>traore: because of globalization, africa cannot be away from this technology knowledge sharing. so to have access to agora is a good thing for us and also
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
roads, but there are people who live along that shore. take a look behind us. we are pulling an enormous barge that carries cars and construction materials. for those communities, this is the only way of getting the materials to them. this is a vital supply line. in a few weeks, this journey would not be possible. much of the hudson bay and the arctic ocean freezes over. as the polar ice melts, shipping lanes are becoming accessible for longer in the year and for bigger vessels. that could mean the northwest passage becomes potentially navigable. it would take weeks off current shipping routes and would be extremely valuable. canada has asserted its authority over waterways in the ocean. the military recently held an exercise in arctic waters as a show of strength. the government of the country has invested more in chips to control the area. other countries' dispute what canada's is saying. they say the passage should be freely accessible to international shipping. the meeting this week is supposed to hammer that out. in remote areas like this, they're becoming under scrutiny li
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Sep 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
it, yet, this is a guarantee of our pending liberalism, leaving us to look upon a very person like a brother or sister. >> only the evangelization of culture, he said, could combat what he called the dictatorship of relativism, which was threatening to obscure the unchanging truth about man's nature, destiny, and the goodness, and as the shadows lengthen, among the crowd, the baby benedictus, her mother, one of thousands of polish migrants, who have so boosted catholic populations here. >> we think christ was very happy because this was my daughter. i bore her, and she is mine. >> before today, there was nervousness in the church about whether this day would succeed, pessimism even. not now. >> the number of people living in poverty in america has escalated sharply. these latest census bureau reports show that one in seven americans or 43 million people, are living in poverty. another awkward headline for the obama administration, already under heavy fire from critics over its handling of the economy. the report from new york with the poverty rate is above the national average. >> th
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Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
the handover of power in the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship. kim jong il may use the conference, as it was previously postponed. our chinese correspondents traveled to the border for the report. >> this is the only concern vote of, taken about 15 years ago. soon, north korea could have a new leader. the glimpse of what is happening inside of this broken, secretive nation. a city with decrepit factories and only minimal traffic on the road. as the son of kim jong-il is being groomed, people are starving to death in the streets. >> the people are very weak. many of them starve. they just sit in one place and die. i once saw someone sitting on a public toilet without moving, they were too weak to move and they died two days later. >> there is some food, but very few have the money to buy it. these people have just one meal for day because the kim jong il economic policies have been disastrous. himself weekend likely by a stroke, he made a rare visit to china last month. looking for chinese support for his son's succession. other north koreans told us that his son is too
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Sep 3, 2010 9:00am EDT
. helen mayberg, her research uses scanning technology to isolate the brain regions involved in clinical depression. she's performed studies that illustrate the positive effects of deep brain stimulatioon depressed patients. once again mine cohost is dr. eric kandel. as you know he is a noble laureate, a professor at columbia university and a howard hughes medical investigator. so i am pleased to sort of begin this conversation in this sense for reasons you will tell us, this is a different episode of our series. >> we're speaking about major psychiatric disorders. as you outlined we're going to custody pression, manic depressive disorder also called bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. we want to understand what we can do about them. these are as you indicated devastating disorders. they affect the way people think and feel and motivation. moreover one of the tragic aspects of these disorders is that they affect people early in their lives just as they're beginning to reach the peak of their productivity, the peak of their ability to enjoy themselves. schizophrenia typically beg
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Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
one reason or the other. they use all of the sense of animus, it seems. what is it about? >> it's difficult to say, really. i mean, first of all, you know, as i always point out to people, i did win three elections rather than lose them. >> rose: (laughs) yes, you did. yes, and some say you should have quit then. >> some say i should never have started. but you can't listen to all those voices. and also, frankly, there's a huge difference between the people who will come and protest, the people no who throw things at you are not, in my book, normal people. most normal people, even though they disagree with you, have a disagreement with you, they don't feel the need to either shout at you or throw something at you, they just say "well, i disagree." there was a poll just a few days ago that showed on balance a positive appreciation of my time as prime minister. is so i think this thing is... parts of, frankly, you live as a progress progressive politician as well with parts of the right of the media can be pretty aggressive when taking you on. when i was in america recently presiden
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Sep 14, 2010 6:30pm EDT
european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's attack. although the french foreign minis
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Sep 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
structural component of our economy which will do bad things to us over the long run? >> well, look, i hope so. the reason is that without that, we're off to a fiscal crisis. and that's a situation we never want to find ourselves in. now the other benefit that we didn't discuss is if you need additional revenue simply canceling the existing tax cuts after some period of time after? >> after two years. the key thing is that there's a definitive ending period in that there's a commitment very clear up front including a veto threat that you not extend it thereafter. the other benefit of that is all that would do is return the tax code to the form that.... >> charlie: in the clinton years. >> in the 1990s. you can't argue that that will cause economic ka catastrophe. in the highly politicized debate over what happens when revenue changes take effect it's beneficial to be able to point back and say all we're doing is return to go the 1990s. >> charlie: returning means the following. if you today eliminated the tax cuts for people who made more than $250,000, you would gain how much reven
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
practical results that can be delivered to our military and that this is used as a confidence-building mechanisms, rather than building up brand, idealistic plans. >> a weak u.s. economic recovery has slumped back into a double- dip recession ahead of a key jobs report due shortly, which could provide more evidence of a deteriorating labor market in the world's biggest economy. july, government cutbacks meant overall that 131,000 jobs were cut from payrolls in august could see similar numbers. finally, miami and major-league baseball between the nationals and the marlins. punches were thrown and work tackled by the first baseman. plain for all to see, it of a free-for-all. only three players were actually ejected as a result of all of that. great fun. jonathan? >> that is what i call a game. details that emerged during the trial are horrific as portugal hands down its verdict in a child abuse case. claiming that they were raped by myriad six men and one woman have been accused of this repeated abuse. >> charged with raping and abusing children, carlos cruz, former ambassador,
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